The sensory prerequisites of effective simulator-based pilot training (2020–2024)
This Project aims to investigate the use of head-mounted virtual reality systems for training, with specific focus on the aviation industry. The Project expects to improve our understanding of how pilots combine information from their sensory systems in order to successfully operate an aircraft. Expected outcomes include methods for specifying the optimal design of simulators intended to prepare pilots for a specific task, with the ultimate goal of developing and validating a prototype training device. The outcomes will benefit many areas of pilot training by
improving the design and optimising the cost of simulator technologies at a time when the aviation industry is struggling to meet the global demand for new pilots.